Sequel to the first volume of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography "A Postillion Struck by Lightning". Seen through the eyes of a 10-year old in the late 1930s, this novel recaptures an idyllic childhood, a time of love and gentleness with its sounds and scents intact, whilst the world beyond went to war.
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Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and novelist. Initially a matinee idol, Bogarde later acted in art-house films such as Death In Venice. As well as completing six novels, Bogarde wrote several volumes of autobiography.
Between 1947 and 1991, Bogarde made more than sixty films. For over two decades he lived in Italy and France, where he began to write seriously.
In 1985 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of St Andrews and in 1990 was promoted to Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.Review:
“He has brought back a land of lost content, and its lamps still shine” ―TLS
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140174435